Bay of Islands Jazz and Blues Festival

Every year jazz and blues musicians gather from all over New Zealand and overseas for the annual Bay of Islands Jazz and Blues Festival.

  • Top acts from New Zealand and Australia.
  • Three days of music, over 150 hours of quality jazz and blues in Paihia and Russell.
  • Free street music Saturday and Sunday mornings
  • Festival badges allows for discounted ferry trips between Paihia and Russell, and a free shuttle bus around Paihia

The venues in Paihia and Russell host over 150 hours of quality jazz and blues during the three-day event. There are more than 45 acts featured. Street performances each morning add to the atmosphere of the festival.

Admission into the venues will be by badge only unless stated.

Buy badges through this website,  at all Venues, B.O.I. i-SITE in Paihia 0800 363 463, Wards Music Shop in Whangarei 09 438 9063. Badges cost $60, which gives access to all venues during the weekend and shuttle buses between the venues in Paihia. Programme cost is $2.

Travel between venues is by free shuttle to people wearing the official Bay of Islands Jazz & Blues Festival badge. Ferries support our festival by offering a discount to badge holders.

How to find us

Happening on

Friday, Aug 10 - Sunday, Aug 12


$40 – $60NZD

Paihia , Bay of Islands
Paihia and Russell

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